Title 72 Chapter 7 Section 408

Transportation Code
Protection of Highways Act
Section 408
Highway authority -- Restrictions on highway use -- Erection and maintenance of signs designating restrictions -- Penalty.

            

72-7-408.   Highway authority -- Restrictions on highway use -- Erection and maintenance of signs designating restrictions -- Penalty.

            (1) (a) Subject to Subsection (1)(b), a highway authority may by rule or ordinance prescribe procedures and criteria which prohibit the operation of any vehicle or impose restrictions on the weight of a vehicle upon any highway under its jurisdiction.

            (b) A highway authority may impose restrictions for a highway under Subsection (1)(a) if an engineering inspection concludes that, due to deterioration caused by climatic conditions, a highway will be seriously damaged or destroyed unless certain vehicles are prohibited or vehicle weights are restricted.

            (2) The highway authority imposing restrictions under this section shall erect signs citing the provisions of the rule or ordinance at each end of that portion of any highway affected. The restriction is effective only when the signs are erected and maintained.

            (3) Any person who violates any restriction imposed under the authority of this section is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.


Amended by Chapter 37, 2001 General Session